A 20-year-old man who was shot in front of an ice cream shop late Sunday night in Revere has died, Massachusetts State Police said.
Around 10:10 p.m., troopers responded to a reported shooting in front of the Twist and Shake at 82 Revere Beach Blvd.
Responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot injury. He was conscious at the time, police said. The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
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The suspected shooter fled the scene on foot, police say. Authorities are actively trying to identify and locate the suspect.
“It’s just incredible because these kids, they’re running around with these guns, they think they’re playing video games, but it’s not, it’s someone’s life," nearby bouncer Richard Covino said. "There’s a mother at home whose heart is broken right now, you know, because some kid wanted to waive a gun and think that he was a big shot.”
A preliminary investigation suggests the fatal shooting followed an altercation, according to police.
The victim's name has not been released, and no other information was immediately available. The fatal shooting is under investigation.